The thought of suicide is a great consolation: by means of it one gets successfully through many a bad night.
-- Nietszche

"But to what end," asked Candide, "was the world formed?"
"To make us mad," said Martin.
-- Voltaire, Candide

To Chestov reason is useless and but there is something beyond reason. To an absurd mind reason is useless and there is nothing beyond reason.
-- Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus

His was a great sin, who first invented consciousness. Let us lose it for a few hours.
-- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Diamond as big as the Ritz

Dans les premières passions les femmes aiment l'amant, et dans les autres elles aiment l'amour.
In their first passion women love their lovers, in all the others they love love.
-- Francis, Duc de La Rochefoucauld


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